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Cool and Interesting Websites

A MegaCollection

Websites that host free games can be found in the Find More section in Freeware. ★ marks sites I can personally recommend. Please let me know of anything else I could add in the comments at the bottom.

Databases and Collections

Kaomoji Japanese emoticons.
WhoSampled Samples, covers, and remixes database.
Web Archive
The Internet Archive ★ The archive for the web and home of the Wayback Machine. Try this stumbler.
Archive.today Alternative web archiver.
Textfiles.com Archive of old text files. Subsite: DiscMaster: searchable archive.org computer files.
OoCities.org GeoCities archive.
Internet Checkpoint Archival of the comments on the original videos by taia777.
elgooG Restoration of old Google easter eggs, along with some new ones too.
WikiFlix Convenient interface for watching public domain movies on Wikidata.
Videogames
The Cutting Room Floor ★ Unused videogame content wiki.
Hidden Palace Community that preserves videogame development media.
Archiverse Miiverse Archive.
Flipnote Archive ★ What the title says. Old Flipnotes from the Hatena days, archived.
Video Game Preservation Github archive of commercial videogame source code.
FEMICOM Museum Preservation and archival of girls games and electronic toys. Features a large collection dedicated to the Casio Loopy.
SNES Manual Archive A complete collection of English language SNES manuals.
The Minecraft Archive Project Project to save Minecraft worlds and mods.
Let's Play Archive Forum-based Let's Plays. Try out the story of Boatmurdered ★.
The Fighting Game Glossary ★ Glossary of fighting game terms.
Title Scream ★ Gallery of title screens from 8 and 16 bit games.
Interface In Game Game UI Database Video game UIs.
Speedrun.com Everything you need for speedrunning, from leaderboards to resources.
TASVideos Tool Assissted Speedrun videos and community. Also hosts the Bizhawk emulator.
Speed Demos Archive Speedrun videos.
StratDB Techniques and exploits for videogames.
Three Hundred Mechanics Gameplay concepts.
Console Variations All versions of consoles.
VGMaps.com: The Video Game Atlas Screenshots of videogame maps.
VGMdb Complete videogame OST database. Also includes where to buy
Steam 250 ★ Steam discovery website.
My Famicase Exhibition ★ Yearly expo of fictional Famicom game carts by Japanese game store Meteor. Site in Japanese.
The Toaster Games Database Games that work on low-spec hardware. Hosted on Neocities.
DoesItPlay How palyable games are without an internet connection.
Mii Library Every officially used Mii ripped from the sources, with QR codes.
The Video Game Library Videogame books.
Museum of the Game Game systems, coin-ops, and flyers.
RetroGamer's Code-Wheels Collection Interactive code wheels for older games.
Unauthorizon Console clones and bootlegs.
The Cover Project Gallery of covers and manuals, including custom covers.
The Arcade Flyer Archive Arcade and pinball flyers.
Hall Of Light "The database of Amiga games."
The Interface Drama Master List Games that tell stories through user interfaces.
Engines Database All sorts of game engines and fantasy consoles.
Big Box Collection 3D models of old videogame boxes.
No-Bullshit Games Ad and microtransaction free phone games.
The PS2 Icon Gallery PS2 save game icons, fully viewable in 3D.
Other Games
The Chess Variant Pages Variants, versions, and alternate takes on chess.
Game Detectives Wiki Wiki of ARGs.
KrazyDad Printable puzzles.
Internet Pinball Machine Database Encyclopedic record of pinball machines, with a detailed advanced search function.
Technology
GUI Gallery Pictures of various Graphical User Interfaces
Steve's Old Computer Museum Vintage computers.
Mobile Phone Museum Charity with sortable gallery of old phones.
BBS Guide Telnet BBS Guide Searchable indexes of BBSes.
BBS Xchange Banner exchange for BBSes and BBS sites.
tapedeck.org Tapes of all designs.
The Old Robots Web Site Pictures and videos of old robots.
Scene.org Official demoscene website. Currently being rebuilt, has links to other sites.
PalmDB Apps, emulators, and BIOS ROMs for the Palm OS.
Art
The Creator's Guide to Comics Devices Comics narrative and artistic techniques.
Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute A whole host of aesthetic styles.
Fonts In Use Database of fonts and where they're used.
INT 10th Old PC fonts.
Velvetyne Type Foundry Open-source fonts. Cool design.
Lospec Pixel art (and more) resources and tools.
Sixteen Colors ASCII art.
Amiga Graphics Archive Art made on the Commodore Amiga.
Arty Widget Art made with code.
Glitch Gallery Beautiful software bugs.
Starring the Computer Cataloguing and rating the use of computers in film and TV.
Fun
You're The Man Now Dog The origin of many old memes. Whole bunch of sites in a similar style and the ability to make your own.
Nestflix ★ Shows within shows.
Driftory Comics viewer and creator based on Scott McCloud's Infinite Canvas
Genders.WTF ★ Bizarre gender fields. Some of them even recreated on the site.
FindThatMeme Millions of memes, searchable by text in the image or by similar images.
You Say Potato - I Say Fuck You Anthropomorphic objects.
The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group : A Database of Synthetic Taxonomy Categorization of bread bag clips, SCP-style.
Useful
FailScout Product reliability, crowdsourced. Index of how long do things last and how to fix them.
Awesome Github-hosted lists on a lot of stuff.
DoesTheDogDie.com Crowdsourced content warnings.
Port Forward Guides to forwarding your ports per router.
iptv.org Internet Protocol Television URLs.
asciicinema Videos of terminal sessions in a special player. Also the program you can use to record your own.
commandlinefu.com Useful CLI commands.
Fold 'N Fly Instructions for making all types of paper airplanes.
Dumbphone Finder Where to buy dumbphones.
Ian's Shoelace Site Guide to lacing and tying shoelaces and knots, with diagrams. Also home of the "Ian Knot", invented by the webmaster.
Writing
The Unsent Project Unsent texts to first loves.
PostSecret Post Secret Voicemail Anonymous secrets. Not affiliated with each other.
Everything2 Linked writing of all types.
Fanlore Fandom history wiki.
The Shills List Recommended web fiction and fanfiction.
Library of Babel An actual, indexable Library of Babel.

Also see: some of the fansites

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Interesting

Homestar Runner ★ The iconic web series.
After The Tone Random answering machine messages.
Low-text Magazine Solar powered website.
Terminal 00 Ultra mysterious thing.
Livestreams
Surfcity Background TV for the web.
CatCam Live feed of cats as images updating every minute.
FogCam The oldest operating webcam at San Francisco State University.
Insecam Directory of unsecured surveillance cameras around the world.
Livermore's Centennial Light Live Cam AXIS P3364 Network Camera Livestream and information of the "Worlds Longest Burning Light Bulb".
Web Design
John Doe ★ Site made with only one HTML page. Hosted on Neocities.
CSS Zen Garden Style Stage CSS showcases.
A Single Div CSS drawing showcase.
Web OS
Windows93 ★ Quirky web OS.
Cyberspace and Time Website that functions like an OS.
WebXP Web98 Web95 BapOS 9 Windows XP (and more)-like thing(s) from one person.
Conlangs
Toki Pona Conlang with less than 200 words.
Ithkuil Extremely complex conlang.
Writing
The SCP Foundation Famous collaborative horror fiction wiki.
The Wanderer's Library Collaborative fiction project. Sister site to the SCP Wiki.
Orion's Arm Collaborative science fiction writing project.
New Session Zine hosted with telnet.
Videogames
Sokpop Game collective that makes a game every month.
Dynamic Designs Old translation group.
Video Game Obsession Good-looking site.
Nuzlocke Explanation of the Pokémon challenge by the guy who originated it.
SpeedRunsLive Tools to manage speedrun races.
Break Into Chat Wiki about BBS door games.
Dopefish ★ Official site of the Commander Keen enemy/reference.
Archipelago Multigame randomizer with multiplayer.
Authoritative Minesweeper Minesweeper strategy guides and downloads.
Indie Game Jams Timeline of upcoming game jams.
Darkpattern.games Game review website focused on dark patterns.
Llamasoft ★ Page of Jeff Minter's games.
Crowd Control Twitch tool that lets vievers control the games a little.
Unofficial Net Yaroze Europe Archive All about PS1's Net Yaroze development kit.
PictoChat Online Actual PictoChat.
Fun and Quirky
VOLE.wtf ★ Cool stuff.
MSCHF ★ Online stunts.
Neal.fun Funky web things.
Super Pixel Quest ★ Single-page webcomic.
Wolfman Museum Online museum dedicated to art and multimedia, navigated like a first-person adventure game.
the html review Poetry for the format of the internet.
cmd.to Command line internet OS. Also does music.
Skytopia Every page is designed different.
Astronaut Random recent unseen Youtube videos.
Toys, Tools, and Projects
what3words ★ The entire world divided into named grids.
ichi Vistaserv Neocities alternatives.
Deleted City Geocities visualized as a town.
PixelCanvas.io r/place on an infinite canvas.
Teletext Viewer Simulate teletexts in the browser.
Living Worlds ★ Mark Ferrari pallette-cycling pixel art. (iOS/Android versions)
Apollo In Real Time Real time moon landing simulator, complete with a custom dashboard.
Ship Your Enemies Glitter Prank gifts.
BrantSteele.net The Hunger Games Simulator and many more.
Segmented type appreciation corner Create text on segmented type displays, in multiple variants.
tixy sliderland Creative coding sandboxes.
internet-ti.me (Swatch Internet Time/.beat time) Elementary Time (tenpo ko) (Clock for the latter) (Alternate clock) Alternate timekeeping systems for the internet.
Streetpass ★ Browser extension for finding Mastodon users.
asciiweb Create HTML websites out of ascii art.
Free-Penguin Project Free sewing patterns to create Tux plushes and toys.
ProtoWeb Hosts historic websites that can be browsed via proxy on modern hardware, as well as old devices and game consoles.
Misc
32-Bit Cafe Community of web hobbyists that provide resources.
Marigold Town Town themed web host.
Blaseball Former fictional baseball simulator.
Information mesh Interactive history of the World Wide Web for its 30th anniversary.
Center for the Study of the Public Domain Duke Law School site about the public domain.
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Other Blogs and Newsletters

Ones I consider of interest, but don't (or didn't, in the case of completed/inactive blogs) actively follow unlike the ones in the Favorites Section. There are more "sometimes food"

Tedium Blog about very specific topics.
The History of the Web Web moments placed on a timeline.
McMansionHell Architectural education by taking down shitty houses.
Dracula Daily Bram Stoker's Dracula, emailed to you in real time.
Videogames
Before Mario ★ Nintendo before they were a videogames company.
Handheld Underground Bootleg games and rom dumps of them.
Lunatic Obscurity Obscure videogames.
Gaming Hell Long-running old games website.
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Tools and Resources

Zonelets (Itch.io) Simple blogging engine that works with Neocities (or other sites).
Piperka ★ Webcomic tracking and bookmarking.
Teksti The above for web fiction.
NeoCities "Site to User-Profile" Tool ★ Bookmarklet to jump to profiles.
Every Time Zone Easy reference for timezone conversion.
Can You Run It ★ Automatically check system requirements for games.
Flipnote Player Play Flipnote files.
RSS Box RSS feed generator for websites via API.
AdBlock Tester Test your adblock.
10015.io A lot of tools.
cobalt Easy to use video/audio downloader.
Art
Photopea Vectorpea Browser-based Photoshop and Illustrator clone.
JSKidPix Kid Pix but online.
favicon.cc Favicon maker that uses the actual favicon to preview.
Search Engines
FrogFind Modern search engine for old computers.
Redditle Reddit-only search.
Generators
LaTlmes Fake news link to rickroll generator.
The Death Generator Make videogame screens say anything you want.
Snacklish Reborn Revival of an old Snickers marketing stunt. Convert text to Snacklish.
Objection.lol Create your own Ace Attorney objection and courtroom scenes.
Alter Dark Customizable screensavers for the NES.
Earthbound Battle Background JS The Mother 2 battle backgrounds, rendered in JS.
Safety Sign Generator Create your own safety signs.
Cool Text Animated text maker.
Guides
Learn X in Y minutes Programming language tours.
Run your own social ★ Guide to running a small social site.
Interactive 4D Handbook ★ Great way to learn how 4D space works.
MeatballWiki "Community of active practitioners striving to teach each other how to organize people using online tools"
You Need Feeds RSS advocacy site with a bunch of starter pack OPML files.
Practical Typography Web book on making fonts look nice.
TRaSH Guides Easy to understand guides for Sonarr/Radarr and related stuff.
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Jokes/Goofs

Gail.com When you mistype gmail.com.
Monkey Island Inflation The ending of The Secret Of Monkey Island, adjusted for inflation.
Zombocom ???
Recursive Recipes How to cook from literally as little as you can possibly start with.
Crouton What the title says.
rotating sandwiches RamenHaus Good quality gifs.
Bury Me With My Money Infinitley spawning that one boss from Sunset Riders.
Geoshities Bizarre webhost.
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Music

Radio
Nightwave Plaza ★ Vaporwave radio station.
Poolsuite Summer-themed radio station with Mac-style OS. Sells NFTs for extra features.
Rainwave Videogame music radio.
Jet Set Radio Live Multiple music stations, including other Sega games and similar styled music.
lofi.cafe Lofi hip hop radio, other channels too.
Cirrus Radio Retro game music player with the ability to toggle sound channels.
UpBeat Radio Modern radio site and community.
8Beats Videogame music radio.
Online Music Players and Databases
The Mod Archive KeyGenMusic keygenmusic.tk keygenjukebox.net Tracker and keygen music.
muki BitMidi MIDI archives
Chip Player JS MIDI player with visualizer.
VGMusic MIDI-fied videogame music.
OverClocked ReMix Videogame remix community.
Webamp Github Winamp in the browser.
Psytrance Guide Descriptions and examples of Psytrance sudgeneres.
musicForProgramming(); ★ Cool UI.
cmd.fm Command line style player.
Download
KHInsider Video Game Music Videogame music downloads.
Sitting on Clouds Album downloads for games and animation.
Tools/Other
mixtape garden Collaborative mixtape making.
Music Player for Reddit Turn Reddits into playlists
The Eternal Jukebox Make infinite versions of any song on Spotify. Also features The Autocanonizer, which plays songs against a changing, offset version of itself.
DON'T YOU LECTURE ME WITH YOUR THIRTY DOLLAR WEBSITE Memetic music creator.
Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music Interactive map of the genre. Long-running since the Flash days.
Every Noise at Once Listenable map of music generes.
musictheory.net Interactive lessons on how to write sheet music.
muted.io Interactive music theory tools.
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Fansites

Homestuck Music Wiki ★ Complete database of music from Homestuck and beyond, including fan tracks.
MSPaint Fan Adventures ★ Fan-made Homestuck-likes.
Homestar Runner Wiki ★ One of the most comprehensive fan wikis.
11 Via Verde Achewood companion site with archives of the comments and references to all the blog posts.
Mermaid Elizabeth's MS Chat Resources Link Page Download MS Comic Chat straight from the site along with resources, and connect it to a modern IRC chat server.
TWC Classics Weather Channel audio, video, and images.
TempleOS ★ Religious operating system known for its infamous creator. See also: SCUM Games in Freeware.
Videogames
Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive Ultimate resource of its turbulent production.
64DD.org ★ N64 Disk Drive fan site with ROMs, hacks, and conversions to cartridge formats.
Chao Island ★ Chao fansite and information hub.
Four Job Fiesta Challenge run for Final Fantasy V.
halome.nu ★ Relive the chill title menus of all the Halo games.
Hard Drop Tetris community with a wiki.
JJ2 Clan Ladder Lori Central Alister.eu/jazz Jazz Jackrabbit fansites.
KeenWiki Community Portal List of Commander Keen fansites.
Yolkfolk.com Dizzy fansite.
Bit Busters Club Chip's Challenge community fansite.
Sidetalkin' Pictures of people sidetalking on the Nokia N-Gage.
Highway Frogs Frogger 1997 modding forum.
TresCom Mods and more for Jurassic Park: Trespasser.
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Freenium Web Games

Non-freenium games are listed under the freeware list.

MMOs and MMO-likes
Fallen London ★ Story and text based MMO-like. (Subscription and microtransactions, energy system)
Kingdom of Loathing Stick figure MMO. (Rewards from donations, energy system)
NationStates Nation roleplay and simulation. (Single purchases)
Improbable Island Bizarre and ancient text MMO. Hosts free banner ads for non corporations. (Donations)
Boardgames
Board Game Online Obtuse, goofy board game thing. (Rewards from donations)
Little Golem Board Game Arena Board games online. (Subscription)
Chess.com Chess site. (Tiered subscription)
Colonist Catan clone. (Subscription and microtransactions)
Puzzle
Puzzmo A modern take on the newspaper puzzle section. (Subscription)
New York Times Crosswards Includes other games too. (Subscription)
GeoGuesser Guess your Street View location. (Subscription)
Lostgamer Geoguesser for videogame worlds. (Subscription to remove ads)
Minesweeper Online Self-explanatory. (Ads, subscription)
Sokoban Online That old puzzle game. Complete with new mechanics and level editor. (Microtransactions and single purchases)
Other
TETR.IO ★ Premiere competitive Tetris. (Subscription)
TagPro Capture The Flag without weapons. (Donations)
AI Dungeon GPT-powered infinite text adventures. (Subscription and microtransactions)
Neptune's Pride Blight of the Immortals Real-time social strategy games, competitive and cooperative respectively. (Subscription and microtransactions)
PLAY-CS.COM Counter-Strike 1.6 in the browser. (Subscription)
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Discovery

Websites to find more websites.

r/InternetIsBeautiful Subreddit about cool sites and tools, usually single-purpose.
Curlie Largest human-edited directory of the Web.
Wilderness Land Islands with hidden links made in Google Slides.
Lindy Hacker News Best of old Hacker News articles.
Random
Cloudhiker Stumbleupon spiritual successor.
Kagi Small Web Bored Button The Useless Web More random site browsers.
Search Engines
Old'aVista Search engine that focused on sites hosted on old web hosts.
Daniel's Network Search engine and directory for old-web/web revival sites.
Oldest Search Search ordered by the oldest results.
Marginalia Search Search engine for non-commercial pages.
feedle A search engine for RSS feeds (blogs and podcasts).
Million Short Trim the top sites from the results.
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Suggest more in the comments!